Master's Graduate Students

Registration and Progression

For information on program timelines, supervision, thesis committee membership, change of registration, and thesis guidlines, please review the information on our registration and progression page.

Thesis Examination

A successfully defended and completed master's thesis is the milestone of completing a master's degree in our department.

Intent to Submit

When MSc students are ready to defend their thesis, and after consultation with the supervisor and supervisory committee, an Intent to Submit Thesis form( PDF Icon PDF, 146 KB) must be submitted to the Academic Program Coordinator at least six (6) to eight (8) weeks prior to the earliest proposed thesis examination date. This form is specific to our department.

Given that defenses are often clustered near the end of a term, a department deadline to submit this form will be enforced. For the fall term (September-December), the form must be submitted no later than November 1; for the winter term (Januar -April), no later than March 1; and for the summer term (May-August), no later than July 1.

Thesis Exam Request

For an overview of official submission dates, please visit Thesis Timelines.

Once the examination date is chosen, and no less than four (4) weeks prior to that date, the MSc Thesis Examination Request form ( PDF Icon PDF, 56 KB,) signed by the student and supervisor(s), must submitted to the Academic Program Coordinator. This will allow examiners to have adequate time to review your thesis before the examination.

Thesis Overview and Regulations

The Thesis Guide and Thesis Regulations pages from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies outline the process of preparing a thesis and defending it.

Completion Checklist

All students who have received confirmation of completion from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must submit a signed copy of the Completion Checklist ( PDF Icon PDF 179 KB). This checklist summarizes the various loose ends a student is expected to wrap up before leaving the university. It also contains very important information requests for post-graduation contact and success.